Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

27-4032 Film and Video Editors

Edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images. Excludes "Sound Engineering Technicians"(27-4014).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
29,880 4.4 % $39.52 $82,190 2.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.29 $19.12 $30.18 $50.04 $78.01
Annual Wage (2) $27,640 $39,780 $62,760 $104,080 $162,260


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 21,270 5.03 $42.42 $88,230
Radio and Television Broadcasting 3,390 1.54 (8) (8)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 520 0.08 $18.57 $38,620
Other Information Services 450 0.18 $31.10 $64,680
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 450 0.09 $36.57 $76,070

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 21,270 5.03 $42.42 $88,230
Radio and Television Broadcasting 3,390 1.54 (8) (8)
Sound Recording Industries 240 1.38 (8) (8)
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 160 1.04 $18.34 $38,160
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 390 0.69 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 450 0.05 $49.17 $102,260
Motion Picture and Video Industries 21,270 5.03 $42.42 $88,230
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 220 0.02 $41.72 $86,770
Employment Services 370 0.01 $40.07 $83,350
Insurance Carriers 30 (7) $37.33 $77,640


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 13,420 0.84 3.95 $50.70 $105,450
New York 4,860 0.53 2.51 $40.35 $83,930
Florida 1,380 0.17 0.79 $22.09 $45,950
Georgia 1,010 0.24 1.13 $27.24 $56,660
Texas 950 0.08 0.38 $28.62 $59,520




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 13,420 0.84 3.95 $50.70 $105,450
New York 4,860 0.53 2.51 $40.35 $83,930
Georgia 1,010 0.24 1.13 $27.24 $56,660
District of Columbia 150 0.22 1.01 $38.13 $79,310
Nevada 260 0.21 0.97 $24.61 $51,200




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 13,420 0.84 3.95 $50.70 $105,450
New York 4,860 0.53 2.51 $40.35 $83,930
District of Columbia 150 0.22 1.01 $38.13 $79,310
Connecticut 300 0.18 0.85 $35.62 $74,090
New Mexico 30 0.04 0.19 $34.30 $71,350





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 12,050 2.86 13.42 $51.80 $107,740
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,580 0.70 3.27 $40.92 $85,110
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 470 0.42 1.98 $22.57 $46,950
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.38 1.81 $37.86 $78,750
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 330 0.18 0.85 $29.77 $61,920
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 300 0.33 1.55 $24.45 $50,860
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 280 0.15 0.69 $23.67 $49,230
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 270 0.22 1.04 $23.75 $49,400
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 260 0.09 0.42 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 0.33 $29.66 $61,700




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 12,050 2.86 13.42 $51.80 $107,740
Missoula, MT 50 0.82 3.87 $22.26 $46,290
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,580 0.70 3.27 $40.92 $85,110
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 470 0.42 1.98 $22.57 $46,950
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.38 1.81 $37.86 $78,750
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.35 1.64 (8) (8)
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 180 0.33 1.55 (8) (8)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 300 0.33 1.55 $24.45 $50,860
Tallahassee, FL 50 0.32 1.51 $19.54 $40,650
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 240 0.25 1.18 $24.52 $50,990




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 12,050 2.86 13.42 $51.80 $107,740
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,580 0.70 3.27 $40.92 $85,110
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.13 0.60 $39.50 $82,160
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.38 1.81 $37.86 $78,750
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 220 0.15 0.73 $37.68 $78,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 240 0.10 0.45 $37.15 $77,270
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 50 0.06 0.28 $35.03 $72,850
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 110 0.10 0.46 $34.43 $71,620
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 250 0.10 0.49 $33.90 $70,520
Urban Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $31.35 $65,200


About May 2016 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017